Longevity: Wo Quan (Ju, Akuzen), from the series Happiness, Prosperity, and Longvity (Fukurokuju)

福禄寿 「寿 偓佺」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1824 (Bunsei 7)
Artist Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 1, #73; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 73

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.3 x 18.9 cm (8 3/8 x 7 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1930

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1930, 2009.4994.8

The complete set: 00.1930, 11.19870, 11.19871; 2009.4994.6-8

Poem translated in Keyes 1985, vol. 1, pp. 107-8; and Polster & Marks 1980, p. 69.

Inscription

Poem by Kôjuken Shikyô: Yamabito mo/ haru tatsu sora ni/ uguisu no/ hatsune o matsu no/ mi ya sasaguran

やま人も春たつ そらに うくひすの はつねを まつの 実やさゝぐらん

Signed

Zugi Gakutei

図技岳亭

Provenance

January 1900, purchased at the Brinkley-Condor Sale by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 9, 1900)

Credit Line

General Funds